May 20, 2013
Here at GU HQ we’ve been madly pinning tips, ideas, information and inspiration to Pinterest since we discovered this neat social networking tool some time way back. Now the lovely people over at Pinterest have developed it so that UK users will be able to select British spelling and set ups. This means your searches will feature more UK content - brilliant! So to make existing UK pinners aware of this, and get you all excited to join, they have launched a #PinItForwardUK campaign that started a week ago. Green Union’s been invited to help the campaign’s momentum and we are delighted to participate!
You might already have a Pinterest account and you might already have experienced the addictive nature of this online tool to help you find wedding inspiration, develop your very own wedding theme and build a picture of the suppliers you want to use for your wedding. But for anyone who hasn’t discovered it, Pinterest is a brilliant tool for couples to collect and organise the things they love and to build their wedding mood boards, not only with inspirational photos, but also potential wedding suppliers and services. It works like this:
You can “pin” things from around the web, or even from your own computer, onto boards you create, on any topic you’d like. At GU HQ we endlessly pin about weddings, green and natural weddings in particular. For instance we have a board devoted to Autumn Flower Inspiration with fantastic tips on seasonal flower choice and creative colour.
It’s a great tool for working out a colour theme for your autumn green wedding. As well as inspiration boards we’ve also got boards full of eco friendly wedding venues, fantastic tents, ethical wedding dresses, fair trade jewellery plus trends, seasonal inspiration and hand made decor ideas too.
What’s so great about pins is that they’re not only visual (mmm... that beautiful bunch of flowers!) but pins also link back to the source so you can get more details about the flowers or florist by clicking on that pretty picture.
Anyway, we find Pinterest really useful for saving and offering all manner of wedding inspiration and more, so follow us over there or if you don’t have an account yet go ahead and use this registration link to start pinning!
Time to pin it forward...
Let me introduce you to fellow wedding blogger and pinner Alexandra Merri of The Bijou Bride who has a Pinterest board packed full of wedding ideas that you can follow too.
Image: by Sarah Ryhanen from saipua.blogspot.co.uk via pinterest
Posted in Green Wedding Events
May 13, 2013
Staycation honeymoon in a romantic yurt
Still wondering what to do on your first night? Or even for your staycation honeymoon? Maybe you're the 'get ahead' type and want it sorted for your green wedding in 2014. Well here's an idea...
Fabulous yurt company sshh..., those of the wonderful wedding yurts in East Sussex, have come up with this lovely concept of a honeymoon yurt. Their honeymoon yurts are carefully thought out with wedding night glamour in mind and provide the perfect get away following a wonderful day celebrating with family and friends.
Each yurt is furnished with a double bed fitted with 5* hotel quality linen, soft pillows, vintage chandelier, solid teak furniture, one off mirror, soft seating and handpicked luxury accessories.
A chilled bottle of bubbly and glasses will be waiting for the happy couple when they return to their yurt to toast their special day.
Honeymoon yurts can be set up indoors or outdoors, in a field, your very own back garden or alternatively the sshh... team can help you find the perfect venue.
A truly unique wedding night experience!
Go to their website for much more information about this lovely idea.
Posted in Green Wedding Marquees & Tents
, Wedding Accommodation
May 01, 2013
Ethical wedding rings that fit your ethical engagement ring
We're really excited to find out that brides with ethical values and unusual shaped engagement rings are no longer restricted to having to have a bespoke wedding ring made to match. CRED's new range of shaped wedding rings are made in Fairtrade gold or recycled platinum, and include shapes to fit a range of engagement ring settings, including their ever popular and quirky-shaped Princess Wrap.
The rings have diamond set options for extra sparkle, and also work as stand-alone wedding rings for those days when your engagement ring gets a day off.
These unique 'off-the-shelf' shaped wedding rings available in Fairtrade gold, will fit a wide range of engagement rings, not just those from the CRED, so are perfect for brides who have only recently discovered the availability of fairtrade.
Prices start from £290 for a ladies sweep wedding band.
See the selection on CRED's website.
CRED is also offering some fabulous rings in their spring promotion so check out their website for something you love.
Posted in Green Wedding Jewellery